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    Are There Social Security Benefits for Children?

    Are There Social Security Benefits for Children? If you are caring for a child with special needs or are an adult who became disabled before the age of 22, Social Security benefits for children may be available under one of two different disability programs. Which program applies to you or your child depends upon the age…

    Hearing Loss Disability Benefits

    Hearing Loss Disability Benefits You may qualify for Social Security benefits for hearing loss disability. In order to qualify, you must provide evidence to establish a “medically determinable impairment” that is the cause of your hearing loss, based on an otologic examination. You will also need to provide audiometric measurements that establish the extent of your hearing loss. The Otologic Examination…

    Obtaining Social Security Disability Benefits After 50

    For a variety of reasons, it is becoming harder for an unemployed older worker to find gainful employment, but workers will find it easier to qualify for Social Security disability benefits after 50 years or older.  And, because of the aging process and common health problems specific to the U.S., many people over 50 years…

    Obesity Social Security Disability Claims

    Even though the Social Security Administration no longer considers obesity to be a listing-level severe impairment, it still remains an important element of many disability applications.  The potential effects obesity has on the musculoskeletal, respiratory, and cardiovascular body systems makes inclusion and evaluation of this condition an important part of many disability claims. Obesity is…

    Lowell Child Social Security Disability Evaluations

    Lowell Child Social Security: What Are Children Eligible For? Children can be eligible for Social Security disability payments, just like adults. The idea of a disabled child may sound a little strange.  After all, children are not expected to work in order to support themselves like adults.  Even so, a child can be found disabled…

    Witness Testimony at Your Lowell Social Security Disability Hearing

    There are a number of ways your Social Security disability hearing differs from the kinds of courtroom trials you may see on television.  There will be no jury, no attorney arguing against your claim, and probably no arguments about the law.  Unless you insist on it, there should also not be witness testimony during the…

    Can I Work?

     Disability Attorney In Lowell Answers, Can I Work? Because it can take the Social Security Administration (“SSA”) several months or even years to determine whether an applicant is disabled, many claimants want to know if they can work while the SSA is making its determination. Furthermore, many beneficiaries who are already receiving benefits may want…

    How the SSA Evaluates Pain Testimony

    When you file a claim for Social Security disability benefits, you will be expected to provide statements regarding any symptoms of pain that you are experiencing.  You will be asked about the location of pain, how long it lasts, what causes the pain, whether it can be effectively treated by medication, the frequency of pain,…

    How Your Lowell Social Security Disability Lawyer Will Prepare Witnesses for Your Hearing

    How Your Lowell Social Security Disability Lawyer Will Prepare Witnesses for Your Hearing Witnesses will have the opportunity to testify on your behalf at your disability hearing. Your Lowell Social Security disability lawyer will meet with your witnesses before the hearing so that he may prepare them to testify effectively. The Initial Meeting Between a…

    RFC Questions

    RFC Questions As you go through the process of applying for benefits, you and your Lowell Social Security disability lawyer will discuss many aspects that are involved in this process. One topic that is likely to be raised is your RFC. What is an RFC? Your Lowell Social Security disability lawyer can explain that your…

    A Lowell Social Security Disability Attorney Explains the Hearing

    A Lowell Social Security Disability Attorney Explains the Hearing If you are filing a disability claim, a Lowell Social Security disability attorney can walk you through a typical hearing.  You and your attorney will appear before an administrative law judge, or ALJ, who opens the record and then will confirm that your attorney represents you and state…

    The Definition of Disability from Your Lawrence Social Security Disability Attorney

    The Definition of Disability from Your Lawrence Social Security Disability Attorney Being found disabled in accordance with the Social Security Administration’s very specific definition can be confusing and difficult. Whether you are applying for SSDI or SSI, the definition of disability remains the same. Below, your Social Security disability attorney outlines the important points from…

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